a sudden forceful flow physician and Revolutionary American leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813) grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems urge to an unnatural speed; "Don't rush me, please!"
the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"
If you rush someone or something to a place, you take them there quickly. We got an ambulance and rushed her to hospital We'll rush it round today if possible
grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems
If air or liquid rushes somewhere, it flows there suddenly and quickly. Water rushes out of huge tunnels Rush is also a noun. A rush of air on my face woke me
Marsh- or sea grass (particularly of the genera Juncus and Scirpus) with cylindrical, often hollow stems, which are used in bottoming chairs and plaiting mats
If you rush something, you do it in a hurry, often too quickly and without much care. You can't rush a search Instead of rushing at life, I wanted something more meaningful. + rushed rushed The report had all the hallmarks of a rushed job
A rapid movement of the puck, by one or more players, into the attacking zone and toward the opposition's goal cage As a verb, to make a rush
1) Any of a large number of reed-like aquatic and semi-aquatic perennial herbs of the genus Juncus, such as the Common Rush (Juncus effusus) 2) Lakes which take their name from this common plant (Rush, Rush, Little Rush)
If you are rushed off your feet, you are extremely busy. We used to be rushed off our feet at lunchtimes. Any of several flowering plants distinguished by cylindrical stalks or hollow, stemlike leaves. They are found in temperate regions, particularly in moist or shady locations. The rush family (Juncaceae) includes the genera Juncus, the common rushes, and Luzula, the wood rushes. In many parts of the world, common rushes are woven into chair bottoms, mats, and basketwork, while rush pith serves as wicks in open oil lamps and tallow candles (rushlights). Other rushes include the bulrush (family Typhaceae), the horsetail (or scouring rush), the flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus, family Butomaceae), and the sweet rush, or sweet flag (Acorus calamus, arum family). scouring rush gold rush Klondike gold rush Rush Benjamin Rush Richard Rushing Jimmy James Andrew Rushing
The rush is a period of time when many people go somewhere or do something. The shop's opening coincided with the Christmas rush
step on it; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"
A program (and period of time) of membership recruitment by Greek organizations Rush is primarily a process for exchanging information: Fraternity and sorority members give information about their respective organizations to potential new members (Rushees) The Rushees give information about themselves and inquire about the missions, philosophies, financial obligations, Alumni opportunities and membership commitment of the organization that he or she is Rushing It is an active process on both sides to ensure that new members are properly matched with a Greek Letter Organization (GLO) Every fraternity is not for every potential new member and vice versa
If you experience a rush of a feeling, you suddenly experience it very strongly. A rush of pure affection swept over him
The period of time for membership recruitment by Greek organizations An opportunity for non-Greek students to learn about individual organizations and their membership
Rush is the time when undergraduates may become acquainted with and may be selected for membership to a sorority or fraternity Second semester freshmen may participate provided that they have at least a 2 0 G P A and have completed at least 12 credit hours at the University of Delaware
grass-like plant that forms dense clumps, mostly in wet areas Needle-like stems are cylindrical or flattened, hollow and green
If you rush into something or are rushed into it, you do it without thinking about it for long enough. He will not rush into any decisions They had rushed in without adequate appreciation of the task Ministers won't be rushed into a response Don't rush him or he'll become confused. + rushed rushed At no time did I feel rushed or under pressure
the activities organized by social groups to acquaint students with their organization
If you rush somewhere, you go there quickly. A schoolgirl rushed into a burning flat to save a man's life I've got to rush. Got a meeting in a few minutes Shop staff rushed to get help
(American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line; "the linebackers were ready to stop a rush" a sudden burst of activity; "come back after the rush" a sudden forceful flow physician and Revolutionary American leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813) grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems urge to an unnatural speed; "Don't rush me, please!" act or move at high speed; "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's late!" attack suddenly step on it; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street" run with the ball, in football
If you rush something or someone, you move quickly and forcefully at them, often in order to attack them. They rushed the entrance and forced their way in Tom came rushing at him from another direction
The rush hour is one of the periods of the day when most people are travelling to or from work. During the evening rush hour it was often solid with vehicles Try to avoid rush-hour traffic. the time of day when the roads, buses, trains etc are most full, because people are travelling to or from work
A rush hour or peak hour is a part of the day during which traffic congestion on roads and crowding on public transport is at its highest. Normally, this happens twice a day—once in the morning and once in the evening, the times during when the most people commute. The term is very broad but often refers to specifically private automobile transportation traffic, even when there is a large volume of cars on a road but not a large number of people, or if the volume is normal but there is some disruption of speed
If you rush something through, you deal with it quickly so that it is ready in a shorter time than usual. The government rushed through legislation aimed at Mafia leaders They rushed the burial through so no evidence would show up
born Jan. 4, 1746, Byberry, near Philadelphia, Pa. died April 19, 1813, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. U.S. physician and political leader. He attended the College of New Jersey at Princeton. As a doctor, he was a dogmatic theorist who proposed that all diseases are fevers caused by overstimulation of blood vessels, with a simple remedy bloodletting and purges. He advocated humane treatment for insane patients; his idea that insanity often had physical causes marked a significant advance. He wrote the first chemistry textbook and the first psychiatry treatise in the U.S. An early and active American patriot and a member of the Continental Congress, Rush drafted a resolution urging independence and signed the Declaration of Independence
Canadian gold rush of the late 1890s. Gold was discovered on Aug. 17, 1896, near the confluence of the Klondike and Yukon rivers in western Yukon Territory. The news spread quickly, and by late 1898 more than 30,000 prospectors had arrived. Annual production peaked at $22 million worth of gold in 1900, and soon prospectors began moving on to Alaska. By the time mining ended in 1966, the area had yielded $250 million in gold
born Aug. 29, 1780, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died July 30, 1859, Philadelphia U.S. diplomat. The son of Benjamin Rush, he served as U.S. attorney general (1814-17) and secretary of the treasury (1825-29). As acting secretary of state (1817), he negotiated the Rush-Bagot Agreement with Britain, which limited naval forces on the Great Lakes after the War of 1812. As U.S. minister to Britain (1817-25), he negotiated an agreement fixing the border between Canada and the U.S. at the 49th parallel. In conferences on Latin America, he helped formulate the Monroe Doctrine. In 1836, as the U.S. agent in London, he received the bequest by which James Smithson founded the Smithsonian Institution; Rush considered his role in founding the museum his most important public service
A gold rush is a situation when a lot of people suddenly go to a place where gold has been discovered. a situation when a lot of people hurry to a place where gold has just been discovered. Rapid influx of fortune seekers to the site of newly discovered gold deposits. The first major gold strike occurred in California in 1848, when John Marshall, a carpenter building a sawmill for John Sutter, found gold. Within a year about 80,000 "forty-niners" had flocked to the California gold fields, and 250,000 had arrived by 1853. Some mining camps grew into permanent settlements, and the demand for food, housing, and supplies propelled the new state's economy. As gold became more difficult to extract, companies and mechanical mining methods replaced individuals. Smaller gold rushes occurred in Colorado (1859, 1892), Nevada (1859), Idaho (1861), Montana (1863), South Dakota (1876), Arizona (1877), and Alaska (1898) and resulted in settlement of many areas; where gold veins proved small, the settlements became ghost towns. Major gold rushes also occurred in Australia (1851), South Africa (1886), and Canada (1896). See also Klondike gold rush
a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money); "the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed lik an assembly line"
a person who rushes; someone in a hurry; someone who acts precipitously someone who migrates as part of a rush to a new gold field or a new territory (football) a ball carrier who tries to gain ground by running with the ball
[ r&sh ] (noun.) before 12th century. From Middle English rusch, risch "rush" from Old English rysc, risc "rush, plant that grows in marshy ground" from Proto-Germanic *ruskō, *ruskōn, *risk- (“rush, reed”) from Proto-Indo-European *rezg'- (“to weave”). Akin to Middle Low German rusch, risch "rush", Middle Dutch rusch (Dutch rus "rush, bulrush"), Middle High German rusch (German Rusch), West Frisian risk "rush", Danish ruse "woven basket, fish-trap".
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